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Refugee resettlement in the North: Yukon group looks to sponsor 1st family since pandemic began

A refugee sponsorship group in Yukon is aiming to resettle another family in the territory, the first since before the pandemic.Yukon Cares has been helping resettle refugees in the territory since 2015, when the...

International student enrolment at Yukon University bouncing back from COVID-19

While COVID-19 has greatly affected post-secondary students and institutions across Canada, new research shows the pandemic has resulted in only a small decline in international student enrolments nationwide. This is especially the case for students...

'Back on track': Boost in funds for literacy program to help young northerners enter job market

The Nunavut Literacy Council and its northern counterparts have received over $1.6 million for youth development in the territories.The funding is part of the federal government's Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) and will help...

Local tourism businesses uncertain but hopeful as Nunavut eases travel restrictions

Tourism operators say changes to travel restrictions in Nunavut are a step in the right direction but won't bring business back to pre-COVID-19 levels right away. On Monday, health officials announced that travellers who are...

Northerners prepare to watch annular solar eclipse

Sky watchers in northern Canada can look up, up, up to a burning ring of fire June 10.  This particular solar eclipse is called an annular eclipse. The term refers to the ring of the sun...

Nunavut to continue surveillance testing for COVID-19 in Iqaluit

While COVID-19 restrictions eased in Iqaluit on Thursday, the Nunavut health department said it will continue to carry out surveillance testing in the capital.  The Department of Health held its first walk-up screening in a mobile...

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